HSS Professional Learning & Curriculum ResourcesOpportunities for educators and resources that focus on effective implementation of the state content standards.
Successful implementation of the history–social science (HSS) content standards, curriculum development, and instruction depend on teacher preparation and on long-term professional learning and access to high quality resources.
Professional Development and Resources for the California Serves Program—Budget Act of 2022
The Education Omnibus Trailer Bill (Assembly Bill 181) appropriated funding to provide eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) with grants to promote access to effective service learning for students in grade twelve. The goal of this program is to expand access for high school graduates in obtaining a State Seal of Civic Engagement through service learning.
For more information, please visit the California Serves web page.
Professional Development and Resources for the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum—Budget Act of 2021
The Education Omnibus Trailer Bill (AB 130) appropriated funding to provide LEAs: 1) professional development and regional training for teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals to support creation or expansion of ethnic studies course offerings, including, but not limited to, courses that use the ethnic studies model curriculum (ESMC), and 2) an online repository of resources to support ethnic studies courses. This includes the collection and review of materials to be made available for educators to use in implementing the ESMC.
For more information, please visit Ethnic Studies Professional Development.
Professional Development and Resources for the History–Social Science Curriculum Framework—Budget Act of 2017
The Education Omnibus Trailer Bill (AB 97) appropriated funding to provide professional development and resources for teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals on the History–Social Science (HSS) Framework, including but not limited to Armenian Genocide; labor; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans; and civic education components of the HSS Framework. Senate Bill 840 (2018) allocated an additional $500,000 to support development of HSS curriculum framework resources related to genocide awareness education, including the development of study guides and other resources. Additionally, an online repository of resources is available to support the implementation of the HSS Framework. These resources are available on the Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship Project website.
History–Social Science Curriculum Areas
- General Social Science
Resources listed on this page are relevant for multiple history-social science curriculum areas.
- California, United States, and World History
Resources listed on this page are relevant for the curriculum areas of California, United States, and World History.
- Resources to Support Civic Engagement
Resources listed on this page are relevant for the curriculum areas of civics, government, and service learning.
- Economics and Financial Literacy
Resources listed on this page are relevant for the curriculum areas of economics and financial literacy.
- Geography and Environmental Education
Resources listed on this page are relevant for the curriculum areas of geography and environmental education.
- Global Education
Information and resources relating to global education, global competence, and global citizenship.
Primary Source Document Repositories
- Primary Source Document Repositories
This page offers links to some of the most widely used repositories of primary sources to use in developing HSS lessons.